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vintank September 21, 2009 09:25 PM

New build, suggestions
 
Need some input on my possible new system build

Case = Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower Case EATX 5X5.25 4X3.5 Hotswappable 2X3.5INT No PS USB 1394

PSU = Corsair HX1000W CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX 20/24PIN ATX 80A 12V Afc Modular Power Supply W/ 140MM Fan

SSD = OCZ Summit 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD Samsung Controller W/ 128MB Cache

Disk Drive = LG CH08-LS10 Black BLU-RAY 8X Reader & 16X DVD Writer Combo Internal SATA Lightscribe Retail Box

HDD = Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM x 3

Video = EVGA GeForce GTX 275 633MHZ 896MB 2.26GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card x 2

RAM = Mushkin XP3-12800 Redline 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL6-7-6-18 240PIN DIMM Triple Channel Memory Kit x 2

Mobo = EVGA X58 Classified EATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCIE-16 1PCI SLI SATA2 eSATA Dual GBLAN 1394 Motherboard

CPU = Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-


please give me any input on these items, I do plan on eventually adding w/c to this setup once it can be afforded :thumb:

Kayen September 21, 2009 10:10 PM

I don't know much about / give a crp about i7/i5 builds but here's my input:
NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone RV02B-W Raven 2 Black ATX Gaming Case 8X5.25 3X3.5INT 1X2.5INT No PS - RV02B-W In Canada.
Raven 2 is on sale, not sure if it's better than the original raven or not.

Good luck (: .

crazyhorsejohnny September 21, 2009 10:13 PM

Bud I hope you're using Price Match option. Just the CPU you can get for $331.79 instead of $340.60. And do you really nead 3x WD Caviar Blacks 1TB ? Take that $100 and spend it on the case.

vintank September 22, 2009 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kayen (Post 259086)
I don't know much about / give a crp about i7/i5 builds but here's my input:
NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone RV02B-W Raven 2 Black ATX Gaming Case 8X5.25 3X3.5INT 1X2.5INT No PS - RV02B-W In Canada.
Raven 2 is on sale, not sure if it's better than the original raven or not.

Good luck (: .

I like how the front of the original Raven looks as the 2nd one looks just like a normal case.

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyhorsejohnny (Post 259088)
Bud I hope you're using Price Match option. Just the CPU you can get for $331.79 instead of $340.60. And do you really nead 3x WD Caviar Blacks 1TB ? Take that $100 and spend it on the case.

unfortunately I do need 3 terabytes of storage as I almost have 2 terabytes full of movies, anime and music not to mention a crap ton of stock photography I use for school and will eventually use for work (after I graduate)

my current drives are a little older and are starting to crap out, my plan is to eventually have a NAS setup instead of having all that storage just in my one computer then anyone on the network can access the files.

which case would you suggest instead of the Raven? and yes I would be using the price match option or getting premier partner at NCIX.

originally I was going to go with a mountain mods case which I want later on when I go water cooling, just not sure how long till I go water cooling though as I have read that it can be a lengthy process till you get it right.

martin_metal_88 September 22, 2009 07:25 PM

Seriously Vintank, really good build, have fun getting all these part together and post on workblog my friend!!!!

Ask for more.

miggs78 September 22, 2009 07:32 PM

Pretty good list, just change the case, that Raven isn't all that good, I would even get ab ugglier case like a HAF 932 before I get a Raven..

Even a Cosmos S is much better case..

vintank September 22, 2009 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 (Post 259552)
Seriously Vintank, really good build, have fun getting all these part together and post on workblog my friend!!!!

Ask for more.

will post a worklog once I get all the parts hopefully by november I should have them all
(I know a lot can change by then but hey then I update my parts list)

as for the Raven case Miggs78, I like the uniqueness of it, just have to figure out how to change the LED light on the top from blue to red, watched/read some reviews on the case and I think it will be good, besides someone has to try it out right :P
but thanks for the suggestions

rjbarker September 23, 2009 10:45 AM

Nice build indeed....

I'd be tempted to try out the new Corsair Case (if you don't mind the weight of steel vs alum)

You'll have a blast with that Rig!!

vintank September 23, 2009 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjbarker (Post 259901)
Nice build indeed....

I'd be tempted to try out the new Corsair Case (if you don't mind the weight of steel vs alum)

You'll have a blast with that Rig!!

just checked out that case and it looks solid, as for weight I never concern myself with
that factor when looking at a case, I don't plan on moving it around much besides with a heavier case I can get a workout moving it around so no gym membership needed :bananafunky:

will definately have to put some more thought into the case now


Quote:

Originally Posted by miggs78 (Post 259560)
Pretty good list, just change the case, that Raven isn't all that good, I would even get ab ugglier case like a HAF 932 before I get a Raven..

Even a Cosmos S is much better case..

what have you heard/seen about the case that leads you to say that it isn't a good case, I really appreciate input and opinions especially since I have never seen the case in person I have only seen video reviews and pictures.

miggs78 September 23, 2009 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjbarker (Post 259901)
Nice build indeed....

I'd be tempted to try out the new Corsair Case (if you don't mind the weight of steel vs alum)

You'll have a blast with that Rig!!

Well nowadays, aluminum cases are just getting overrated, with the build quality and awesomeness you can get in a Steel case, it's not even funny.. They are very good steel cases, but seriously nowadays, cases like the HAF 932, it's really built well, has almost everything you want, and for $160 you ain't going wrong. Although I found the Corsair a little expensive, a steel case for $300.. The CM ATCS 840 is a pretty big case too, I rather spend some $300 on an aluminum case like that, steel cases shouldn't be all that expensive..


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